A federal judge once again denied former Trump adviser Steve Bannon’s request to delay his trial for criminal contempt of Congress, CNBC reports.
Judge Carl Nichols of U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. ruled that Bannon’s trial will move forward this Monday, despite his lawyers’ attempts to delay until mid-October.
Bannon’s attorneys had argued in a court filing Wednesday that the large amount of publicity ahead of the trial raised the risk of prejudice against him among the jurors to be selected to hear his case.
They noted that CNN is scheduled to air a one-hour documentary on Bannon on Sunday evening, the day before the trial is set to start.
Nichols on Monday had rejected a prior bid by Bannon’s lawyers to postpone the trial by three months. Bannon’s attorney in that effort had argued that media coverage of the House hearings would harm his right to a fair trial.
Bannon faces at least 30 days if convicted. Read the full report over at CNBC.